Brenda Craig is a freelance writer specializing in writing legal and financial articles for the web. A veteran journalist with more than two decades experience, she is a former network television reporter with CBC National News. Brenda served as CTV 's assignment editor during 9-11 and was the startup senior producer at BNN , Canada 's business news channel. For more about Brenda, visit her at www.brendacraig.ca
April 19, 2017.
Dallas, TX It was an alert physician who first noticed signs and symptoms of lead poisoning in some of her patients in Flint, Michigan. It was soon discovered water from the Flint River had corroded aging pipes causing lead to leach into the city’s water supply. Dangerous amounts of lead were slowing building up in the blood streams of Flint residents and causing health problems due to lead exposure.Read [ Lead Poisoning Still Happens ]
April 18, 2017.
San Diego, CA The majority of the lawsuits brought by women who developed cancer after a power morcellator procedure to extract uterine fibroids are wrapping up usually via a settlement agreement with Johnson and Johnson.Read [ Power Morcellation Suits Wrap Up but Doctors Still Like Procedure ]
April 18, 2017.
Chicago, Ill Lawyers representing Dr. David Dao, the 69-year-old passenger who was forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight, have filed an emergency request with a court in Chicago asking the airline to preserve all video, cockpit recordings, surveillance video, passenger and crew lists and other evidence related to the incident.Read [ Man Ejected from United Airlines Seat Prepares to Sue ]
April 17, 2017.
Dallas, TX The FDA is taking the unusual step of calling out a specific doctor and warning people to steer clear of the use of TVAM angioplasty as a treatment for serious illnesses such as Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis and other autonomic disorders.Read [ FDA Warns Against Off Label Angioplasty Treatment Known as TVAM ]
April 14, 2017.
Los Angeles, CA It is not unusual for an insurance company to deny a worker compensation claim. However, the words “claim denied” are not always the final outcome and it’s well worth asking a few more questions before accepting that decision.Read [ Denied Workers Compensation Claims Always Deserve a Second Opinion ]
April 9, 2017.
Birmingham, AL In January 2017, after more than a decade of litigation, 1,000 vermiculite mine workers and residents of the town of Libby, Montana were awarded a $25 million settlement in compensation for exposure to asbestos from the W.R. Grace Company vermiculite mine that caused dozens and dozens of cases of asbestosis, mesothelioma or lung cancer.Read [ The Story of Libby Montana and Asbestosis ]
March 29, 2017.
San Francisco, CA In 2010, Ami Dodson was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer and underwent a partial mastectomy to remove the cancer. Her oncologists suggested they follow up with chemotherapy treatments using a drug known as Taxotere. Her prognosis was excellent and there was every expectation she would live a normal life.Read [ California Women Suffers Permanent Hair Loss after Taxotere Chemo – Suit Claims ]
March 28, 2017.
Los Angeles, CA It’s a bargain made long ago with the men and women who run towards danger when the rest of us are running away from it.Read [ Retired Frontline Workers Can Make Worker Compensation Claims ]
March 24, 2017.
Harlingen, TX A woman from Harlingen, Texas in the Rio Grande Valley was driving through her neighborhood on December 8, 2015 when she had a fender bender in her 2012 Honda Civic. According to Mary Lou Rodriguez she clipped a parked truck at no more than 15 miles per hour.Read [ Fender Bender Air Bag Deployment Left Texas Woman with Eye Damage ]
March 14, 2017.
Dallas, TX Zimmer Biomet Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder replacement device has recently been recalled due to a higher rate of fracture than indicated on the label. People who have had a shoulder implant to restore arm movement may want to check which device their doctor used.Read [ Zimmer Biomet Shoulder Implant Recall Requires Immediate Attention ]